The Tiki Bar Is Open

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The Tiki Bar is Open
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 11, 2001
GenreRock
Length44:55
LabelVanguard
ProducerJay Joyce
John Hiatt chronology
Crossing Muddy Waters
(2000)
The Tiki Bar is Open
(2001)
Beneath This Gruff Exterior
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

The Tiki Bar is Open was singer-songwriter John Hiatt's sixteenth album released on September 11, 2001, the day of the 9/11 attacks. It was his last album with Vanguard Records. *Although they are uncredited, the album features backing band The Goners, the same cadre of friends who backed Hiatt in his 1988 release Slow Turning.[2]

In the 9th song, Dale Earnhardt and his No. 3 car are mentioned in the lyrics as a tribute to him.

  • (CD Version does credit The Goners ie. Dave Ranson, Kenneth Blevins and Sonny Landreth)

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John Hiatt

  1. "Everybody Went Low" – 3:20
  2. "Hangin' Round Here" – 3:09
  3. "All The Lilacs In Ohio" – 3:37
  4. "My Old Friend" – 3:50
  5. "I Know A Place" – 3:26
  6. "Something Broken" – 3:12
  7. "Rock Of Your Love" – 3:15
  8. "I'll Never Get Over You" – 3:38
  9. "The Tiki Bar Is Open" – 4:40
  10. "Come Home To You" – 3:52
  11. "Farther Stars" – 8:49

Personnel[edit]

  • John Hiatt – guitar, piano, harmonica, mandolin, harmonium, vocals
  • Jay Joyce – guitar, keyboards, loops
  • Sonny Landreth – guitar
  • Dave Ranson – bass
  • Kenneth Blevins – drums, percussion
  • David Bianco – piano on "The Tiki Bar Is Open"
  • Julie Miller – backing vocals
  • New Reflections Men's Choir – backing vocals on "The Tiki Bar Is Open"

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